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Rangpur (rŭngˈpoŏr) [key], city (1991 pop. 207,000), NW Bangladesh, on the Little Ghaghet River. The administrative center of a tobacco-growing district, Rangpur manufactures cigarettes and cigars and is noted for its cotton carpets. In the city are eight colleges affiliated with Rajshahi Univ.

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